Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Geography/History California


One of the first postcards we received was from Natalie and her daughter at Mouse Grows Mouse Learns. They live in California, so we had a lot of fun exploring California this week.

california2 Selena learned that Natalie and her daughter live in a big city called San Jose, and that the parents work, mostly with computers. The children go to school, then play after school. She also learned that they do a lot of the same things we do.

California3 Once we located California on our Atlas, Selena had no problem identifying it on her blank map outline. She is getting better and better at finding these States in relation to her home State.

California She loved the fact that California’s flag had a bear on it. We found a lot of interesting facts, one of which I played down which is Disneyland, she has been on a kick of Disneyland lately, so we focused on other interesting facts about California. Selena found it interesting that the State insect is a butterfly and the State bird is a quail.

100_2354 Selena is having so much fun watching her scrapbook grow.

I am planning on making a new button for this, well remove the postcard exchange. For those of you doing geography or history with your children but did not get involved in the postcard exchange please jump in and let us see what you are doing. You do not have to participate in the postcard exchange to participate in our carnival.

I am also going to try something new and try a blog hop this week, and see how it goes.

So please be kind and only post a geography/history related post. Post directly to your post URL. I will be around to visit the blogs and any link that is not related to geography or history will be removed.

Please follow the instructions to copy and paste the code into your blog. I ask that you use the full code and not just the McKlinky button. Thank you.

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  1. Don't we have the great state? I am looking forward to traveling more with Anna and getting to know different parts of it better. Eventually we want to go to Disneyland, but I am thinking when she is closer to 5, so we can all enjoy it more.

  2. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the kids react to the different animals.
    I'm also not mentioning Disneyland, but really don't want them focusing on that......

  3. Wouldn't it be great to have your state insect be something as pretty as a butterfly? I don't even know if Montana has a state insect - now I'm going to have to go look it up!

  4. Oh, oh, oh! I checked out, and Montana has a butterfly as state insect, too! :)